EddyBeer1 (717) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrée foncée trouble, effervescence forte et fine de visu, faible au palais, col beige abondant. Douceur maltée en entrée suivie par des touches de coriandre et d’autres épices pour finir par une légère amertume caramélisée.
sdmmb (417) - USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle in Japanese noodle bar. Pleasant drink.
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Fin (6889) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie purchased June 2013 consumed at home Sunday 8th December 2013 Pours gold with a light haze, probably chill haze. A little bit of eggshell on the nose otherwise fairly straightforward Belgian ale nose. Some light fruitiness in the mouth, clean, light yeasty, good but very safe a clinical interpretation of the style, consistent, good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
kraddel (2330) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the id rather drink my own puke tastin - as exception nr 1 -
Pours clear , darker amber , no foam
No real smell
High carbo . Bitter side , malts . Bit sweet
dEnk (3371) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is mildly hoppy, some yeast and caramel notes. Flavour is medium dry light hoppy blond, with some caramel ans spices. Nothing special, but doesn?t become boring.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and biscuit malt, which is what makes up the aroma as well. There is also a bit of yeast in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle, BB 22/09/13) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, coriander, and florals. Flavor of caramel, grass, stone fruit, citrus, coriander, and earth.
Countbeer (3887) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized, slowly changing creamy vanillab iff white foamy head on top of a hazy orange ambe colored beer.
Aromas of some darker fruits, malts, barleys, herbs, chalk, toast, not much else
Flavour has loads of iron! Some bitters, malts, light hops, ligh citrus, light flowers, grain, corn, plants and something light yeasty.
Aftertaste has some flowers, malts and bitters.
Low carbo, sofy mouthfeel, medium body and a texture between watery and creamy.
A thin beer with sone hints of iron, fruit and barleys... Strange and thin.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light fruity, esters, grain, cheap lager-like. Flavour is grainy, light sweet, fruity, esters, more grain, light skunk, bitter grainy finish. Light-bodied, over-carbonated. Not very nice imo.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
“Brewed by a Japanese brewer in Belgium” says my bottle – I believe that he recently went back to Japan. Does this brewery / enterprise still exist actually?
First contract brewed @ De La Senne (brilliant) followed by De Ranke (brilliant), St. Feuillien (very to good) then Van Den Bossche (okayish) so not the best evolution as far as I am concerned. I suppose the latter were more willing and had more to gain by taking contract brewing assignments.
Label easily fools you into thinking that it is a Japanese beer upon sight which is the point if I am not mistaken. This is mainly meant to be sold at Japanese restaurants – odd but apparently profitable concept. A similar concept appears to be followed by Iki beer made by De Proef.
Pours amber orange with a very patchy white head.
Smells fruity, sweet herbal, some grass, sweet malts and touch of sweet malts and candy sugar.
Taste is sweet herbal, dried orange peel, toffee, lightly metallic, grassy hops, sweet tea, ginseng, toffee, light candy sugar, nice hops.
Carb. Is a bit soda-like. And the ginseng, tea & metals bit makes it come across a bit cheap but still this is actually quite enjoyable. Nice.
(33 cl. bottle @ home. From Willems. BBF 22/09/2013)